We asked three local agents to give us a valuation for our property. We chose to go with Townends because of Andrew Pinker. We liked his enthusiasm, honesty and in particular his positive attitude. The other agents seemed to focus more on the negative aspects, comparing similar recent sales in the immediate vicinity despite our house not been comparable to them and we were concerned that this would transfer to potential buyers. Andrew made several suggestions about marketing and offered us choices ie individual viewings and/or open day etc. Initially we thought that Andrew was too optimistic about how soon a buyer could be found but in fact he was absolutely correct. His local knowledge was good and he was pro-active when taking potential buyers around the property. We received an offer within five days of the house being marketed. The valuation was spot on. Andrew kept us fully informed about viewings etc and since accepting the offer he has kept us up to date with progress etc. Communication has been good. Overall we are extremely happy with the service received and will certainly recommend Towends to others. Should the sale not go through (as can happen) we will continue with Andrew and Townends.